a thing about things
sparklermonthly:

five-p-m:

My 2nd day of Inktobering. ^_^
This is fan-art of Awake, the awesome audio drama (published in Sparkler Monthly digital magazine) that you should definitely check out: http://sparklermonthly.com/series/awake/

Aaaah! How did I miss this?! (I need to check the Sparkler Monthly tag more often, I guess…)
This is lovely! Thank you so much for the art!! <3 <3 <3
(everybody go listen to Awake!)

sparklermonthly:

five-p-m:

My 2nd day of Inktobering. ^_^

This is fan-art of Awake, the awesome audio drama (published in Sparkler Monthly digital magazine) that you should definitely check out: http://sparklermonthly.com/series/awake/

Aaaah! How did I miss this?! (I need to check the Sparkler Monthly tag more often, I guess…)

This is lovely! Thank you so much for the art!! <3 <3 <3

(everybody go listen to Awake!)

carnapptural:

dickensian-werewolf:

zuky:

thesmithian:


…[some] may not remember what made Iran-Contra such an extraordinary scandal. The Reagan administration “raised money privately” by selling weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States. Why? Because it wanted to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua. And when I say “illegal war,” I mean that quite literally—Congress told the Reagan administration, in no uncertain terms, that Reagan could not send money to the Contras. Period. The Reagan administration, unrestrained by laws and the Constitution, did so anyway, and much of the president’s national security team ended up under indictment.

more.

Reagan knew everything. However, I bet this Time magazine piece doesn’t get into the juiciest part of Iran-Contra, which is that in the 1980s the CIA put into operation a crack cocaine pipeline to import narcotics from Central and South America and distribute it in US inner cities. This is not a “conspiracy theory”, this is a documented conspiracy, most rigorously researched and reported by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb, whose series in the San Jose Mercury News and subsequent book “Dark Alliance” literally got him killed. To me, that’s the story of Iran-Contra: not that Reagan sold weapons to Iran, but that the US government imported and sold crack to Black America, as part of an arms and drugs trade which funded war in the Third World and which devastated lives and filled prisons in the USA.

Yep.
And Reagan is an extremely beloved president, he is the one Republicans on campaign invoke to score brownie points.
What an evil fuck. What an evil country.

The Devil

carnapptural:

dickensian-werewolf:

zuky:

thesmithian:

…[some] may not remember what made Iran-Contra such an extraordinary scandal. The Reagan administration “raised money privately” by selling weapons to a sworn enemy of the United States. Why? Because it wanted to fund an illegal war in Nicaragua. And when I say “illegal war,” I mean that quite literally—Congress told the Reagan administration, in no uncertain terms, that Reagan could not send money to the Contras. Period. The Reagan administration, unrestrained by laws and the Constitution, did so anyway, and much of the president’s national security team ended up under indictment.

more.

Reagan knew everything. However, I bet this Time magazine piece doesn’t get into the juiciest part of Iran-Contra, which is that in the 1980s the CIA put into operation a crack cocaine pipeline to import narcotics from Central and South America and distribute it in US inner cities. This is not a “conspiracy theory”, this is a documented conspiracy, most rigorously researched and reported by Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Gary Webb, whose series in the San Jose Mercury News and subsequent book “Dark Alliance” literally got him killed. To me, that’s the story of Iran-Contra: not that Reagan sold weapons to Iran, but that the US government imported and sold crack to Black America, as part of an arms and drugs trade which funded war in the Third World and which devastated lives and filled prisons in the USA.

Yep.

And Reagan is an extremely beloved president, he is the one Republicans on campaign invoke to score brownie points.

What an evil fuck. What an evil country.

The Devil

saydolly:

Aziz Ansari is like the king of callouts.

freelanceartists:

unwrapping:

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“Listen to me, your body is not a temple. Temples can be destroyed and desecrated. Your body is a forest — thick canopies of maple trees and sweet scented wildflowers sprouting in the underwood. You will grow back, over and over, no matter how badly you are devastated.”

Beau Taplin || T e m p l e s (via afadthatlastsforever)

ladyspookypants:

cherrispryte:

drdisgruntledphd:

hariettubs-undrgrnd-anaconda-prk:

thatdudeemu:

tvsand16s:

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow. 

Wow!

Now.

Bad move, STL PD.

Holy shit. 

Wooooooow

ladyspookypants:

cherrispryte:

drdisgruntledphd:

hariettubs-undrgrnd-anaconda-prk:

thatdudeemu:

tvsand16s:

Cornel West arrested in Ferguson (10/13/14). That’s how they’re feeling out there. Wow. 

Wow!

Now.

Bad move, STL PD.

Holy shit. 

Wooooooow

ppaction:

Greg Abbott just told women living in a health care crisis that forcing them to travel up to 500 miles, take time off of work and lose pay, and find child care, money for gas, and lodging — all to access a safe, legal health procedure to which they have a constitutional right, or else seek out a dangerous alternative that puts their lives at risk — is not a big enough “inconvenience” to matter to him. 
Robbing Texas women of their constitutional rights isn’t an “inconvenience” — it’s an injustice. Texans won’t stand for it, and they will make that known on November 4th.

ppaction:

Greg Abbott just told women living in a health care crisis that forcing them to travel up to 500 miles, take time off of work and lose pay, and find child care, money for gas, and lodging — all to access a safe, legal health procedure to which they have a constitutional right, or else seek out a dangerous alternative that puts their lives at risk — is not a big enough “inconvenience” to matter to him. 

Robbing Texas women of their constitutional rights isn’t an “inconvenience” — it’s an injustice. Texans won’t stand for it, and they will make that known on November 4th.

Why is it not helpful to say “not all men are like that”? For lots of reasons. For one, women know this. They already know not every man is a rapist, or a murderer, or violent. They don’t need you to tell them.

Second, it’s defensive. When people are defensive, they aren’t listening to the other person; they’re busy thinking of ways to defend themselves. I watched this happen on Twitter, over and again.

Third, the people saying it aren’t furthering the conversation, they’re sidetracking it. The discussion isn’t about the men who aren’t a problem. (Though, I’ll note, it can be. I’ll get back to that.) Instead of being defensive and distracting from the topic at hand, try staying quiet for a while and actually listening to what the thousands upon thousands of women discussing this are saying.

Fourth—and this is important, so listen carefully—when a woman is walking down the street, or on a blind date, or, yes, in an elevator alone, she doesn’t know which group you’re in. You might be the potential best guy ever in the history of history, but there’s no way for her to know that. A fraction of men out there are most definitely not in that group. Which are you? Inside your head you know, but outside your head it’s impossible to.

This is the reality women deal with all the time.

- #NotAllMen: How Not to Derail Discussions of Women’s Issues (via http://www.slate.com/)

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iwriteaboutfeminism:

The community releases balloons into the sky in remembrance of VonDerrit Myers.

Thursday, October 9th

Story is gonna change about 358535 more times

next week were gonna find out he has an invisible cloak 

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